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Field Trip: Cavan

26 September | 09:30 - 17:15

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Field Trip: Cavan


The IMA's annual field trip on the 26 September will highlight Cavan County Museum, where Savina Donohue has invited IMA members and guests to take a tour through Cavan's history with Dr Michael Finnegan.

Of particular interest is the World War One Trench Experience and Exhibition Gallery which opened in 2014, the largest outdoor WW1 replica trench open to the public in Ireland and the UK.

After a break for lunch, the group will visit St. Fethlimidh's Cathedral at Kilmore with local historian Wendy Swan. Recently refurbished to coincide with its 150th Anniversary, there are remains of an earlier cathedral on the site. This Church of Ireland complex also contains the remains of a bishop's palace and the See House which was built to replace it in the nineteenth century.


09.30 Departure from Dublin, National Concert Hall 

11.00 Expected Time of Arrival at Cavan County Museum / Meeting point for those travelling independently Tea/coffee and scones on arrival

11.30 Introduction and brief tour of Cavan County Museum

12.00 Tour of the WWI exhibition and trenches with Dr Michael Finnegan

13.30 Group breaks for lunch (at own leisure)

14.30 Meet back (meeting point TBC) and travel 16 miles to Kilmore Cathedral

15.00 Tour of Cathedral with Wendy Swan 

15.45 Bus leaves for Dublin17.15 ETA in Dublin

This event is free for IMA members + one guest. Non-members' fee is €10. Transport Dublin - Cavan - Dublin is available for a subsidised fee of €15.

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